Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us


WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151


Opening hours


Tuesday 9.30am – 5pm

Thursday 9.30am – 5pm

Friday Temporarily closed


Microfilm available

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Local Studies Library in the Central Library at the following times;

Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am to 6.30pm Friday: 9.30am to 6.30pm Saturday: 9.30am to 4.00pm


Reader registration

We are members of the County Archive Research Network (CARN) readers’ ticket scheme. Please bring your CARN readers’ ticket with you when you visit. If you do not have a ticket please bring official proof of ID which includes your name, address and signature.


A decision has been taken to close the CARN reader ticket system on 30th November 2018. As a member of the scheme WYAS will continue to issue and recognise CARN Reader Tickets up until that date. We will also continue to recognise CARN tickets issued under the current system until they expire. We are currently undertaking a review to consider the way in which we will manage the process of Reader Registration in the future, when a national scheme is no longer available.



Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email prior to planning your visit. Staff will advise you on whether to reserve a table or a microfiche reader, depending on which records you wish to consult.


Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.